If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>
Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical. For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music ... More >>
TiëstoWhen you book Lady Gaga to perform at your New Year's Eve event, it's going to be very hard to top. So excuse us if we aren't as shocked by the news that Tiësto will be headlining this year's Fontainebleau's New Year's Eve poolside party, along with San Francisco DJ Max Vangeli.Still, the ... More >>
guavaberry.netLast night's big winner, Juan Luis GuerraThe awards are over. My hotel room is trashed. There's debris everywhere -- cigarette butts and cigar nubsand shards of glass from countless broken bottles. There's a strange mustard mural painted -- now dried -- on the mirror, and ... More >>
Will Camila win Record of the Year?The Latin Grammy awards are upon us once again. It's a night when the hottest stars in the Hispanic entertainment cosmos gather together in one spot. And this year, that spot is ... Where else? Sin City. They couldn't have picked a better locale. Last year's sh ... More >>
Rob Van Winkle is no Chuck D.All great imitation, even when it's parody, respects the original source. The covers that disappoint fail to do this. Notably missing from Crossfade's list are the pain-inducing covers that have been discussed to death. Examples: Celine Dion's cover of AC/DC's "You S ... More >>
With Pharrell Williams spending a lot of time in Miami for the past few years, he is basically become a local act. But if you need an even stronger local angle, FriendsWithYou-decorated cars aside, you only have to look at the promos circulating around the interwebs for N.E.R.D's new single "Hot N' ... More >>
Locally transplanted Puerto Rican superstar and Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin has always had a strong inclination toward philanthropic ambitions, frequently using his own dough and fame over the years to lend a helping hand to worthy causes. In fact, he has his very own organization, the Ricky Ma ... More >>
We gotta feeling it's going to a jam-packed music weekend.So it's coming: a giant tsunami of NFL athletes, super fans, and über-celebrities that's about to engulf the magic city with over-the-top poolside parties and non-stop open bar access. And as much as Super Bowl XLIV weekend is all about t ... More >>
It's that magical time of year once again kids--a time when really anything can happen. A time when dreams can come true. A time when anything your heart desires can be made reality, whether you long to see two midgets mud wrestling in the lobby of hotel, or all you want is to stab a prostitute b ... More >>
Jeff StrattonKevin Rudolf at Fourth on Flagler on Saturday night.Kevin RudolfSaturday, July 4, 2009Fourth on Flagler, West Palm BeachOpportunity struck for Kevin Rudolf at this Fourth of July showcase, a chance to deploy an abbreviated set of songs from In The City, his solo debut. Best known for pr ... More >>
Highlights come from all over the Southern Hemisphere.
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>
And it doesn't hurt that Lil Wayne is on the "gangsta emo" guy's debut single.
Bajofondo dredges wide and deep.
Wisin & Yandel aim for crossover staying power.
The Red Carpet Massacre brings the band full circle in time to tour.
The improbable redemption of Ashlee Simpson.
San Francisco deep house don Kaskade brings some more soul to Shine
Is honesty the best policy? Just ask the members of Underoath, a fractious hardcore Christian band that lit up the Billboard charts
It's the Motherfucking Remix Vol. 2.2 (Turntable Lab)
From Punjab to "Promiscuous"
"I think he deserved to be executed"
Some singles are keepers
Crossing over who's doing it, who's not
It's the peanutiest electro revival on the planet
FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive Records)
You knew this one was coming
Here Comes the Fuzz (Elektra)
Juanes brings everyday passion to Latin pop
Bunkka (Maverick Records)
Grammy-winner Nelly Furtado takes pop deep